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Still safe to use a helmet when it's dropped?

I dropped my helmet from the seat of my motorcycle. Is it still safe to use it?
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Automatic suddenly did not change gear

Bit of an odd one, and I'm probably being a bit paranoid. My car is a Ford Focus, 2009, automatic. I'm probably very paranoid about it. It's a diesel, and I realise diesels make different noises than ...
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I am having trouble with shifting my car in the correct gear

I would like to know what’s wrong with my car .. why does it drives in neutral??I have a 2008 Ford Focus and my shift gear doesn’t drive on the DRIVE label nor park on the Park label .. i don’t know ...
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Does this gear mesh pattern look good?

2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport S. Factory: 3.21 open diff New: ARB Air Locker Yukon 4.88 gears
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Difficultly in changing gears

I have ford fiesta. Car was in good condition. All of a sudden, I started facing a weird issue which my mechanic also facing tough time identifying the real problem. My car is running fine from the ...
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Why does my gear only engage downhill

I'm having a mechanical problem with my 250cc motorcycle. It has 5-gears, and all work smoothly but the 5th gear. the 5th gear will only work/engage when I shift to it coming downhill on a roadway, ...
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RPM vs Speed X-Trail T31 2010

I'm running a Nissan X-Trail T31 2010. It has a CVT gear box and when I'm running on 80kmph, the rpm is around 2.3. Is this normal or are there any issues when shifting gears? I'm asking that ...
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Car struggles to pull off up hill

Could anyone help with another issue/potential issue I have? When I am parked on a hill, facing upwards, I put my car into first gear and when I pull off it feels as if I am towing something heavy, ...
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Gear Linkage repairs for VW Polo Mk3 (1997)

I had a problem changing gears on my Polo (1997, 1.4 petrol, 3 door, UK). It was hard to find the gears especially 1st and 2nd, and reverse would grind, and it was worse when the car was warmed up ...
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Will deleting the gear-driven pump for power steering and vacuum on this diesel engine put the camshaft journal at risk of failure?

I took a 1989 Dodge Cummins diesel engine out of a pickup truck and I’m using the engine as a stationary power source. The combined power steering + vacuum pump has developed an engine oil leak, and ...
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Why do we push start cars in second gear?

I always wondered why you have to be in second gear when push starting a car. I know what all the process does, so my thought is that it would be better to do it in first gear. I think this because ...
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Suzuki Swift Sport 2012

My car (2yrs old) needs a new clutch after 45km and Suzuki won't cover it under waranty. I'm no mechanic but the car has not been driven hard and has mainly had longer highway journeys never. Is ...
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Why are most motorcycles 5 speed than 6 speed?

I have a Honda Trigger motorcycle. I have seen most of the motorcycles even like Karizma ZMR having 5 gears. What would be the reason to have just 5 gears even for 223 cc motorcycles?
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Driving down hill in gear without throttle

I have read in an article that when the car is in gear instead of being in neutral while driving downhill, the pistons in the engine are being "rotated" by the rotational speed of the wheels. When ...
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Should starter pinion be greased?

When replacing a starter (or reinstalling the old one), should the pinion that powers the flywheel (is that actually the flywheel?) be greased or not?
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How to tell if a 4WD vehicle features LSD and/or ADD?

I am about to change oil in the front and rear differentials or my Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) which is a part-time 4WD vehicle. Regarding what gear oil to use and how much, the manual says: Oil type: ...
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Gear down shift issue in Honda CBR 150R

I'm having Honda CBR 150R, which is two years old now. I'm facing an issue of gear shifting since the day I bought this bike. I've mentioned this issue to various mechanics and service centers, but ...
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not fully shift gear- position between second and neutral

i am beginner driver, sometimes when i shift into second gear too fast ,i didn't push stick it all the way and after release the clutch you could hear the scratch sound ,stick vibration and after few ...
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Slow acceleration in first gear/below 20MPH (Saturn SC2 2002)

I am having a sudden problem with the first gear in my Saturn SC2. From a complete stop, and only when it is in drive, acceleration is very slow until I reach second gear/about 20 MPH. This takes ...
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Car gear not engaging

I received a car from my job and it has been sitting for 3 years it started with no issues when I went to go put it in gear though it would not engage
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Ford Transit not going into 1st gear easily

With a lot of Googling I've found loads of different things that could be causing this - and none for a Ford Transit so I hope someone can explain exactly what is causing this problem, and from the ...
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Reverse Gear Doesn't Work Anymore on an Automatic

I've been having troubles with my automatic transmission for sometime now mainly it's lost it's smoothness and has been slipping first thing in the morning. I've practically worked on every other ...
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Peugeot 607 Transmission

I own a Peugeot 607 car(automatic transmission). It works perfectly and selects its gears perfectly. But my problem is that, it disengages whenever am in motion. I will have to take d gear to Neutral, ...
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Mitsubishi truck Stuck in gear - manual transmission, shifter moves

Anyone has suggestions for what to check when a manual transmission won’t shift out of gear? It’s a 1984 Mitsubishi turbo diesel truck with 5 speed manual transmission. When the clutch is released ...
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Replacing 3rd gear synchro on a Tacoma

I have a 4WD 2007 Tacoma V6 manual with 6 speeds. This model has a notorious reoccurring problem with its 3rd gear, which is due to the synchro going bad on that gear, as per many online testimonials....
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Motorbike problem with power

Hi guys I got problem with my 125cc bike.. actually the engine run fine think is soon i put the first gear on and give up the clutch the bike is like try to go but unbelievable slowly even when I open ...
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Weirdest power loss pattern

I've a CDTI Opel Meriva from 2003. It started having this weird issue 2~ years ago and it hasn't really improved or worsened, but I've taken it to the official Opel service and various mechanics and ...
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What's the best gear to leave a manual vehicle in when parked? [closed]

I've been told that reverse is the "strongest" gear, so in a manual transmission vehicle you should park your vehicle and leave it in reverse in the event of a parking brake failure. Others have said ...
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First Gear requires stepping on gas pedal before engaging (sometimes)

I have a 2008 Honda Fit 1st gen I pull the lever to the 1st gear slot and i feel it doesn't engange, but if i maintain that little pressure and i blip the throttle the lever goes into first (i dont ...
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Motorcycle gears seem really stiff and hard to shift when cold

So I have noticed that even for a fruther 10 to 15 mins after warm up, the gear lever on my motorcycle (bought brand new - 6 months old) seems really stiff and harder to change. Could this have ...
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2006 Subaru outback station wagon

I have 2006 subaru outback station wagon,my key wont turn the steering wheel is lock and the gears wont change and ideas of what could be wrong?
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Why my bike shows petrol missing before 2000 RPM in all gears?

I am using Hero Karizma R (225cc, 5 gears). Recently I feel a missing in all gear befor 2000 RPM. Sometimes my bike turn off due to this missing. Usually it happens at 1st/2nd gears. After 2000 RPM ...
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Nissan Micra won't kick down into passing gear

My wife's car, 2008 Nissan Micra/March 1.2. Imported from Japan, if that makes a difference. Roughly 1/2 the time, the car won't kick down into passing gear. From a stop, the car goes through 1st, ...
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Why do vehicles not have more gears?

I have no idea about cars so the question might be a bit silly but I can't manage to find the answer anywhere on the web. Basically, as far as I have undestood through my own experience; (Please ...
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Scania problem in engaging gears

I am having a problem in engaging gears on my truck series P124 R420. So I started by diagnosing and found no problem. Then removed the gearbox and changed clutch plate & pressure plate. Then ...
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Jeep Commander all wheel drive automatic transmission no Park

I have an '07 Jeep Commander (all wheel drive). Coming home, I went across railroad tracks and lost all my gears. No park, no gears. The transmission fluid is full. My mechanic says it's a bad ...
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What would happen if you shifted into reverse while you are going forward?

First, I am talking about manual cars and I know this is considered impossible because of the synchronized gears, but lets suppose that you can manage to shift gears (For example you could shift into ...
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Problem moving gear lever when shifting

I've got a Yamaha TTR 125 LE that is having problems shifting from 2nd to 1st (down shifting). It's kinda like you have to pump brakes on a car.I have to push down on the shifter multiple times for it ...
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Help identifying a part

I was driving home today and suddenly found that I could only select 3rd gear. When inspecting the linkages inside the gear stick housing I realized that something on the the end of the rod must have ...
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False neutral while driving

Most of the time while riding my motorcycle gear changes down no neutral from second on it's own even if I shift it with full clutch. And sometimes the gear acts as if it is neutral when it is above ...
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Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXi - Gear Shifting trouble - Across All Gear shifts

I have a Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire VXI 2013 model. I am experiencing problems during gear shift when the car is in motion. And the problem starts to happen only after i have drove for like 7-10 kms(...
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What's this inside my gear shift?

Is there a laser or something in there because it's really bright and looks weird and has a different look I'm pretty sure it isn't but it's weird .
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why does my craftsman riding mower not work in 2 3 and 4th gear?

why does my craftsman riding mower not go into 2 3 or 4th gear?it will go into low gears but not the high gears. is it my pulley or my belts or what? i have replaced the transmission and it still is ...
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Citroen C2 VTR refuses to shift down in some scenarios

So far I've found a lot of issues concerning the Sensodrive but nothing really specific to my scenario. At certain times it refuses to switch gears from 2nd to 1st, it'll try about 5 times (5 clicks)...
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What does it mean to have a stiff first gear?

This problem is a small one and it can only occur with manual cars, but I have been curious to find out more about it for a while now. Sometimes, when the car is attempting to pull away from a ...
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Does an increase in horsepower allow a greater speed in any given gear?

I wasn't sure if this was the best place to post this, or if I should go post it in the physics stackexchange as well. I can crosspost if this question would be more fitting over there. To put this ...
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Fiat Stilo 1.6 2003 - grinding when shifting

I have a Stilo, and I need to force it(most of the time) to get in to gear 1, and is grinding in rest of them ,but always I got different resistance from the stick. Also in gear 1 is making a funny ...
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Why is my motorcycle making a “bang/thud” noise when I shift?

I used to shift properly without any hiccups before. Lately, I am hearing a "bang/thud" noise while I shift gear. Its mostly experienced in lower gears and it's really smooth in higher gears. Why is ...
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Why am I not moving after starting car and shifting to Drive?

So I have had this issue for the last couple months where when I first start the car, shifting to Drive (automatic transmission) doesn't do anything. Pressing the gas only revs the engine, as if in ...
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Car makes rattling sound after shifting gears?

Recently after I got my alternator and battery replaced, I noticed that after a night or two whenever I tried to start my car (after engine turned on), I heard a rattling sound if i started shifting ...